Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Are you hoping for a miracle

I had a pretty busy week, working.  I kinda overworked myself sick.  I almost did not make it to this show.  I got sick on Friday, and used Saturday to try and recover.  Ended up taking Dayquil Saturday and Sunday.  I've been working non stop and hadn't seen my friends in a while, we usually do like a summer thing.  I know summer is officially over, but we decided to check out this concert, it worked for everyone's schedule.  I wish I took more photos for the blog, but I wasn't feeling that great.  Ok, on with the show.

It was super cute.  There was free rollerskating at the patio.  We even got free lemonade, and my friends won seat cushions from Acura.  Ezra Furman was ok.  Bob Mould was great.  Bloc Party was also great.  What can I say, Bloc Party, so nostalgic, right?  Takes me back to my younger days, the mid 2000s, when we were all less social media/smart phone crazy, and "Banquet" was the song that got me out onto the dance floor, 100%.  They sang a mix of old and new.  They sang "Banquet" pretty early in their set.  But made everyone wait for "Helicopter" and really wait for one of my favorite songs "This Modern Love", which happened to be the last song of the night, as in their encore.  It was a really hot day, so it wasn't cold at night at all.  I hadn't been to the Hollywood Bowl in a long time, it felt so peaceful and beautiful.  So lovely.  Thankful to have amazing friends that get me.

Bob Mould!

Bloc Party!

Sunday, September 04, 2016


The Guillermo Del Toro exhibit, At Home With Monsters, is now on view at LACMA, but please keep in mind that this is a specially ticketed event.  You will have to purchase a ticket for this exhibit, which gives you access to other LACMA exhibits as well.  I suggest buying tickets online, as you will have to pick a date and a time slot, since it is very popular.  More info here.

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, with clear blue skies, but not hot at all.  The weather in L.A. was cooler than normal, but it was perfect.  It definitely felt like summer was ending, but I am so excited for fall.  We got in line for the Guillermo Del Toro exhibit, but the line moved quickly and we were in.  It was pretty crowded, but we managed to check out the entire exhibit.  There was a lot to see.  Below pictures are just a small taste of what you will find.  Also, there are way more creepier works, but you have to go see yourself to really see all the details, etc. Overall, I really enjoyed it.  

We had lunch at the LACMA cafe.  It was delicious.  These were the lunch specials of the day.  Then we walked around to the other exhibits like contemporary artist Agnes Martin, checked out the Levitation rock, played with the spaghetti, and ended the day at the cafe (I had a Lemongrass Green Iced Tea, and my friend had a cappuccino).

It felt great to be about again.  This year has been a little weird for me.  I haven't really been out and enjoying life for various reasons.  But it did feel awesome to see my friend again and catch up and enjoy this beautiful weather and see lots of art.  I also really miss taking pictures and blogging so I hope you enjoyed this post.  Thanks for stopping by.